Periodo di erogazione dell'insegnamento
Modalità di verifica del profitto e valutazione
Orario di ricevimento
The course includes
two parts with one final examination. The first part consists in lessons aimed
at the presentation of the fundamental concepts of optical and vibrational
spectroscopy of solids, together with the description of selected experimental
techniques; the second part consists in an experimental activity.
Optical and vibrational
spectroscopy of solids. Introduction to selected experimental
Lessons (4 CFU)
Maxwell equations. Interactions between electromagnetic radiation and matter: analyses of charges and currents in a solid; polarizability, susceptibility; the complex dielectric function, complex refractive index, dielectric tensor; Lorentz and Drude models; light dispersion, absorption, reflectivity; the local field; linear response functions and Kramers-Kronig relations; fundamentals of non linear optics; neutron spectroscopy; photoemission.
Experimental techniques of optical and vibrational spectroscopy: anelastic (Brillouin, Raman) scattering; optical absorption; photoluminescence and time resolved luminescence; radio-luminescence and scintillation.
Electron paramagnetic resonance. Principles of scanning probe microscopy techniques.
Experimental activity (4 CFU)
Execution of one experimental activity among the following topics:
spectroscopy of semiconductors
analysis of trace elements by ICP-Mass
thermoluminescence applied to archeological dating or to defect analysis
atomic force microscopy
electron spin resonance
optical spectroscopy of insulators
final report describing the experimental activity is
required. The document should be prepared in word or pdf form and sent to the professor at least one week before the examination.
Fundamentals of the structure of matter.
Lessons and lab activities. Course
attendance is mandatory for the experimental part, and strongly suggested for
Textbook and teaching resource
F. Wooten, “Optical properties of solids”, Academic Press
J. G. Solé, L.E. Bausà, D. Jaque, “Optical spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids”, Wiley
H. Kuzmany, “Solid State Spectroscopy”, Springer
B.E.A. Saleh and M.C. Teich, “Fundamentals of Photonics”, Wiley
The examination is in oral form. It consists in:
- a discussion about the topics treated during the lessons
- a discussion about the experimental activity undertaken in the laboratory, also based on the written report.
- Field of research
- Annualità Singola
- Activity type
- Course Length (Hours)
- Degree Course Type
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale